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Long Beach Independent Press Telegram (Newspaper) - August 31, 1952, Long Beach, CaliforniaInde Eara problems of parolee Page 8-a phone l b. 70.5951�?6-9066 wind Long Beach 12, calif., sunday aug. 31, 1952 a hit Chai Leston vets housing bribery bared by probes investigators charge inefficiency Cost veterans millions a compiled from Ai of ii to pro and United pre�9> Washington a a congressional committee saturday charged widespread irregularities including bribery and favouritism in administration of the huge veterans housing program. The charge was made in a report by a House select committee which investigated educational training and loan guaranty programs under the i Blit. The group is headed by rep. Teague Tex. The committee said irregularities turned up by the veterans administrations own inspect Ion and investigation service included Quot acceptance of gifts and gratuities on a widespread basis. Quot acceptance of bribes and participation in conspiracies by some loan guaranty officials. Quot Purchase of Homes by some loan guaranty officials under questionable circumstances. Quot favouritism to certain fee appraisers and fee compliance inspectors in some offices. Builders favored Quot favouritism to certain builders by expediting handling of their cases granting unjustified Price increases and authorizing deviations and substitutions favouring the bulkier. Quot interests in outside activity such As real estate sales construction and lending companies when such activities tended to conflict with the interest of the the report said one appraiser at Detroit acknowledged his Christmas presents from persons doing business with the loan guaranty division included five bottles of whisky a Basket of fruit a chafing dish filled with fruits and nuts a punch bowl filled with Christmas goodies four turkeys two hams a carving set a bottle of wine a fruit cake some linens and gift certificates totalling $95. The committee recommended that the loan guaranty officer of the regional a office in Washington d. A be removed and the loan guaranty division be re the tides run High in Naples 51,000see sch�o1 comes up of bad Diirr iroc Force rips up Power lines five blazes rage in Carolina City one person killed Protection is lacking the above picture shows How High the tide rises now in the Naples and Alamitos Bay areas. In Many locations it comes up to within 8 inches of the top of the retaining Walls. The and at Pine Avenue and the Pike has already sunk two feet. It is expected to sink four feet More. The nearest Oil Well Derrick is across the flood control in the Harbor area. A Large portion of Naples and the Alamitos Bay and Belmont Shore area will be under water at High tides if there is As much subsidence there As there now is at Pine Avenue and the Pike. Wells to be drilled offshore from Seal Beach May bring about even greater subsidence. It is True that there May be less. But the cold fact is no official body seems to be doing anything about pro Viding for Protection of the areas if there is a severe sinking of the land. R this is not written to frighten the people. A in her is it for the purpose of stopping the continued to Page a-19 organized immediately. The official was identified As Morgan b. Callahan by Oliver e. Meadows the committees staff director. Vets out millions the report said that Quot inefficiency. Deliberate favouritism and misconception of the Basic functions of the loan guaranty division had Cost veterans millions of dollars. Report commended the Fri the . District attorney at los Angeles and the a inspection and investigation service for Quot their diligent efforts in dealing with the criminal conspiracy which scandalized the operation of the loan guaranty division Quot in the regional a office at san Diego. The committee made a number of recommendations. These included giving the veterans administration Legal authority to supervise the contractual relationship continued on Page a-4, col. L rest festival and regatta p0pe reportedly on local labor Day Bill do up list a Day of rest a festival a regatta and for those on w r the highways a Gamble. F k i is to i that a the labor Day fare for most Long Beach Resi a a a qty idols dents monday. Local state and Federal gov nement offices Banks and most stores will be closed. Workers at Many industries including the plants of Douglas aircraft co., will enjoy a Day off. In the annual labor Day regatta starting at 1 p. M. The event is sponsored by West Long Beach Lions club and will be conducted by Southern California speedboat Post offices will be closed and club. Relax drive slow get there last year 461 lives were lost in Highway accidents Over the labor Day week end. Charles Ray vice president of Markel service safety engineering firm tells you How to behave on the Road this Holiday week end so you la get where you re going 1. Relax 2. Check brakes lights steering apparatus Windshield wipers and tires before you Start. That la bring peace of mind. 3. Start Early so you wont have to Speed to keep a Date. 4. Done to get mad and impatient driving too far at a stretch. 5. Avoid All arguments with backseat Drivers or the other Guy. If tempers going up pull Over to the Side of the Road until you Cool off this week ends toll passed the 100 Mark Early today with at least 82 of the deaths caused by traffic accidents. Mail will not be delivered but the usual Holiday collections and dispatch of mail will be made. Regular collections of garbage and trash will be made by the Long Beach Public service department. Fun will be provided at Houghton Park where the three Day North Long Beach Lions club labor Day festival and fair will be climaxed monday night with the finals of an Amateur contest starting at 8 30 p. M. Throughout today and monday rides and Booths will be in operation. Lois Goekler 17, of 2205 e. 20th St., will be crowned festival Queen at ceremonies in the Park at 8 30 p. M. Tonight. At Marine stadium 65 Snappy inboard speedboats will compete boat. Cuba swimmer nears Mainland battling High Waves and a brisk wind Jose Cortinas of Havana Cuba was nearing the Mainland saturday night on an attempt to swim the Santa Catalina Channel. He had left the Island at 5 10 a. M. Besides the rough water. Cortinas was hindered by hunger because his Small accompanying boat broke Down and was being towed by a coast guard patrol Castel Candolfo Italy be. Pope Pius Xii was reported saturday to be drafting a list of names to replenish the sacred College of cardinals to its maximum strength of 70 from its present Low of 46. The pontiff held his last consistory in february 1946, when he gave red hats to 32 dignitaries from 19 countries. Since then 23 cardinals have died. A number of americans have been mentioned and Vatican ii sources said the Quot most probable choices Are the archdiocese of Boston and St. Louis. Msgr. Richard James Cushing 56, archbishop of Boston since sept. 25, 1944, has often been mentioned Here As a very possible Choice by the pontiff when a new consistory for the Choice of cardinals is held. The name of msgr. John Joseph Mitty 68, archbishop of san Francisco since March 1935. Also has been mentioned. Plane shatter while in flight Jet Ace observer killed at air show top brass watch Detroit a an air Force f-89 scorpion Tore itself apart above 51,000 spectators and carried its Pilot a korean Jet Ace and his radar observer to their deaths at the International aviation exposition Here saturday. Four spectators were Hurt none seriously although at first one was believed to have been killed. Five cars were wrecked or damaged by falling debris. See eral spectators had narrow almost miraculous escapes. The 600-mile-an-hour Craft was slightly off course going Over a Corner of the grandstand when it broke up. Had it been where it belonged along the front of the stands it might have been much More tragic. Killed were a j. Donald Adams 31, of it. Clemens mich., the Pilot and capt. De Kelly a. Of new York City the radar observer in the All weather Jet i fighter. Adams father of three r turned Home Only june 16 from Korea where he bagged 6% Corn Monist Mig a and became tha a nations 13th Jet fighter be. O i he and Kelly were members of the 61st fighter Squadron at Rome n. Y. Wing Falls off As Adams and Kelly come screaming Over the Field at 200 feet with another f-89 for a demonstration of h i g is p e e climbing a Wing flew off Thair plane. It spun crazily upward. The planets Tail flew off and tre remainder carrying the Dooin a men splattered into an ammunition storage shed and exploded. Exploding Small arms but cts from the storage supp of the Michigan National Guara endangered spectators who Fly coca to the scene. The second scorpion carrying maj. John Recher by it f Miamia Burg Ohio and capt. Thor us Myslicki 29, of m near ii landed safely and undamaged. Among the 51,000 Awe struck spectators who saw the spectacular Accident were air Force Secretary Finletter and Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg air Force chief of staff. Both rushed to the crash Niagara Falls saw one Man w Ade into the Niagara River and shoot scene ignoring the exploding bul himself pulled another from a lets As they attempted to Aid in railing and summoned police to futile Rescue attempt. Rescue a third from a River Rock i Stirn up Sharp saturday a All within two hours fulled of Bhabra and 1q minutes Vandenberg said the Accident Jesse Kunes of North Tanawan probably was caused by the Force a told police he was standing on of up drafts and downdrafts in Willow Island in the River when countered in pulling up in a Sharp 1-------------- climb with afterburners adding continued on Page a-4, col. 6 tragedy strikes at aviation exposition Holiday and Sun to pack beaches Sand should be at a Premium today with record crowds expected to seek Beach Relief from a Sun promising a maximum temperature of at least 90 degrees according to the u. S. Weather Bureau. Lifeguard Headquarters predict Beach attendance will total 350,000, a record for the year by the end of the labor Day week end. An estimated 75,000 dipped into the Blue Pacific Here saturday. Lifeguards reported numerous but routine rescues. Water temperature was 68. Maximum air temperature saturday was 92, the fourth consecutive Day the Mercury topped 90. Not much change in temperature is forecast for monday. Picture on Page a-2 Charleston s. A sunday map. The port City of Charleston caught the full Force of a Hurricane As it raged along the South Carolina coast Early today causing at least one death. Power lines were Down Trees bowled Over windows smashed and roofs ripped away. Only a few Telephone lines remained. All lights were out. At least five fires were reported. Winds up to 75 Miles an hour were whipping through the City and churning up the Harbor Waters where ships Rode hard at Anchor As the Peak of the storm passed. The Hurricane headed for Orangeburg a City of about 15,000, 75 Miles Northwest of Charleston. Seventy Miles Southwest at Beaufort where the Hurricane first moved Inland one person was reported dead. The civil air patrol said damage was heavy. The Cap moved emergency Mobile units into the town of 5000 to help state Highway patrol disaster squads. Power lines were Down and the town could not be reached by Telephone. Highest winds at Beaufort after the Eye of the Hurricane passed were 90 Miles per hour. High winds and heavy Rains whipped through the entire Southern coastal area of the state. Most of the coastal sections were Well prepared when the Hurricane hit. Officials at Pawley a Island near Georgetown ordered All persons to leave the Island at once. Baptist and methodist churches in Georgetown were opened for evacuees. H. E. Hicks chairman of the red Cross disaster committee at Wilmington n. C., asked All residents of nearby Wrightsville and and shoot himself with a he said the Man dropped into the 3ntl Rwjr a tis f f to it water and was swept Over the Alna no non for ii Falls i through the area except for in a land bound automobiles. After reporting that to police. To a a Kunes walked to nearby Prospect a or for Csc 2 coast Point where he saw a Man on a guard Cutler Mendota was railing. Kunes said he pulled that ready to answer emergency Calls Man Back and held him until to in a a i hours notice lice arrived. Marine and air Force install then Kunes went to Goat is tons along the coast were on a land. From there he saw a Man stand by basis. Cherry Point n. Step off another Island and be swept by the current to a Rock a air Hir were ready about 100 feet from the Canadian to evacuate. Army air Force Falls. Units at Pope Field near fort with a baseball in his hand and summer Al around him Ronald Ruffallo 10, of 1064 e. Fourth St., reacted like any red blooded american boy when he encountered a warning sign in a stationery window. Ronald who carries a press Telegram route will carry a heavy Burden of books to Stevenson school in let s see just two More weeks a staff photo by Jasper Nutter i Sui de i attempt i Rescue drama at Niagara fills visitors Day Niagara Falls n. a it. He saw a Man Wade into the River construction Foreman visiting the Man climbed up on the Rock and Kunes summoned police again. The Man who shot himself was identified tentatively As Sidney Seth of Niagara Falls. His body was not recovered but police said they found in the water a .22-caliber Rifle that had been purchased Only a Short time before by a Man who gave the name of s. Seth. The Man Kunes pulled from the railing was not identified imme Bragg n. C., were slated to Fly Inland to Camp Atterbury ind., if necessary. Air patrols alerted coastal residents and vacationers started making ready for the storm even As Hurricane warnings were hoisted from North Georgia to Wilmington. Civil defense organizations and the civil air patrol in the Carolinas and Georgia were alerted for duty. $5000 Holdup Shirley bows _ in Golf finals of Compton soldering wreckage litters spectators parking area at the International aviation exposition in Detroit after an air Force f-89 scorpion Jet fighter ripped apart and crashed King the Pilot and he i radar observer and injuring at least four persons. One Spectator was reported killed when a falling Wing sheared off the top of an automobile. The main Section of the wreckage few into an ammunition storage shed of the Michigan air National up telephoto a Shirley Mcfedters Long Beach s newest Golf sensation bowed in the finals of the National women a Amateur tournament at Portland ore., saturday to mrs. Jacqueline Pung of Honolulu 2 and 1, but not before making a great Battle of the 36-Hole titular match. In today s Independent press Telegram sports Section a Telephone interview Between miss Mcfedters and Tom Burdick press Telegram sports writer May be found along with a Story of the championship match pictures and a sendoff via schedules etc., on the impending football season. For details see pages by to b-6. Diatel. He was taken to a hos a Outh Carolina Wing had 15 police said the Man rescued a by be units ready for an Emer from the Rock was Thomas pea by. Cock 57, of Toronto ont. Coastal areas in the two states after several unsuccessful at were braced and ready for the tempts a Park patrolman threw a my blow expected some time to Peacock a weighted line. Peacock a a it. Wrapped it around his Waist and labor Day Beach crowds had rescuers pulled him to Shore j thinned noticeably and Many where he collapsed. He also was j coastal residents began moving hospitalized. Inland saturday. Marines shifted the Navy coast guard and Marine corps took All precautions to safeguard ships government property and lives at big service installations along the roast. Marines living in tents at while an accomplice sat in the get away car immediately outside a Young armed Bandit saturday night held up the Clark Market at Wilmington St and Olive ave., Compton and escaped with close to $5000 in Cash. Milton Koff assistant manager told police there was a Large number of customers in the store at the time and said he was putting the Money in the store Safe when interrupted by the Bandit who simulated Possession of a weapon. Outside As he carried the Money to the car in a cardboard Box the Bandit paused and whipped out a pistol menacing a Man ordering him into the store. Parris Island s. a were moved into permanent backs. 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